Nancy of Yarmouth, Sheet Music 02


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Nancy of Yarmouth, Sheet Music 02


One partial leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in blue ink on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper right corner was folded into the laminate. There are staple holes at the upper left corner. There is a minor tear at the left upper edge. There is some minor staining of unknown origin on the document. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner.


Ballads, English Love -- Songs and music Abusive parents -- Songs and music Betrothal -- Songs and music Murder -- Songs and music Ghosts -- Songs and music Suicide -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Jemmy and Nancy, The Barbadoes Lady


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


Jimmy and Nancy

Lovers, I pray lend an ear to my story,
and take example from this constant pair.
How love a young creature blast in her glory - Beautiful Nancy, if your mother will hear.

She was a merchant's lovely fair daughter,
heiress of fifteen hundred a year
A young man he courted her to be his jewel
Son of a gentleman who lived near.

Classification Title

Nancy of Yarmouth, Sheet Music 02

Document Title

Jimmy and Nancy

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 61 Laws, M 38

Dimensions - Original

202 mm x 64 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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